Machinery & Electricity Patents

Acquisition of robust patents in Japan

Thanks to its extensive experience in patent infringement litigation, in which patent rights are exercised, our Machinery and Electricity Patent Section helps our clients to acquire robust patents with an eye toward the future exercising of these rights. This section also has a wealth of experience in acting as the attorney for both the petitioner and the patentee in invalidation trials, and it has won reversals in our client’s favor many times in difficult cases.

Supported fields:
General machinery, electronic devices, machine tools, semiconductor equipment, control systems, software, network systems, image processing, numerical analysis, batteries, printers, photographic devices, motors, electronic circuits, household goods, medical equipment, sporting goods, etc.

Patent Related Services Provided by LEXIA

  • Prior to Research and Development

    • Creation of patent maps
    • Provision of advice on the direction to be taken in research and development
  • During the Application Filing Stage

    • Discovery of inventions (interviews with company employees, in-house seminars for researchers, etc.)
    • Prior art research
    • Filing of applications for patents, utility model patents, etc., in Japan and overseas
    • Creation and examination of joint application contracts
    • Examination of comprehensive rights protection, including protection as trade secrets and acquisition of design rights
  • After the Patent Application Filing

    • Response to Office Actions
    • Appeals against decisions by examiners to reject patent applications
    • Litigation for the rescinding of trial decisions
  • After the Acquisition of Rights

    • Opposition filing
    • Invalidation trials
    • Litigation for the rescinding of trial decisions
    • Issuing of warnings to and negotiations with infringers
    • Patent infringement lawsuits
    • Containment measures at customs entry points
    • Advice on rights management approaches

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